Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure



Silver VisitEngland award for Exmoor

 

Calvert Trust Exmoor are delighted to have been awarded silver in the “Access for All Tourism Award” category in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016, which took place at Blackpool’s Winter Garden on Tuesday night.

 

Picture; The Calvert Trust Exmoor Team with Penelope Viscountess Cobham, Chair of VisitEngland (2nd left) and Joss Croft, Director of Marketing for VisitBritain (far right)

 

Tony Potter, Chief Executive of Calvert Trust Exmoor said “We are incredibly proud to be the only medal winner in North Devon. We continually strive to deliver excellence to all of our guests; its very gratifying to be recognised at a national level for our excellence in accessibility and inclusivity. ”

 

The Centre has won several awards in recent years, including multiple Gold awards in the Devon and South West Tourism awards, and Gold in the 'Access for All' category at the 2014 Visit England awards.

 

Commenting on the Award, Sally Balcombe, CEO of VisitBritain and VisitEngland said "We received hundreds of applications of an extremely high quality this year.  Winning silver is therefore a considerable achievement and one of the highest accolades for excellence in tourism which VisitEngland can bestow.  I warmly congratulate Calvert Trust Exmoor on their award.”

 

Mike Saul, Head of Hospitality & Leisure at Barclays Corporate, sponsors of the Access for All Tourism Award said, “Creating an environment which is not only free of physical barriers, but actively seeks to welcome everybody, regardless of disability or impairment, is something we firmly believe is not only the right thing to do, but also makes good business sense. The tourism sector has an important role to play in embracing accessibility to ensure that people have the choice and freedom to enjoy England and experience all it has to offer. It’s great to see examples of accessibility best practice, as demonstrated in the ‘Access for All’ shortlist. As a founding member of the VisitEngland Inclusive Action Group, it’s our pleasure to sponsor this category and we offer our congratulations to Hoe Grange Holidays and all finalists on their achievement.”

 

This national award is the culmination of a run of awards for Calvert Trust Exmoor in the last few months, starting with Gold in the Visit Devon Awards in November 2015, Gold in the South West Tourism Awards in February 2016, all leading up to last night’s Visit England Silver.


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